George Brown Trust

The George Brown Trust gives grants to charitable, educational and community organisations that maintain, support, relieve or benefit persons of good character and repute living in the City of Nelson who need help to maintain and support themselves and their dependants.

How to apply

To obtain an application form, get in touch online, or call us on 0800 371 471.


Nelson jeweller, George Brown, died in 1934. George Brown wanted to give a helping hand to his fellow Nelson residents so through his Will he provided for the Trust which today still assists those in less well-off circumstances that need help to support themselves and their dependants.

The George Brown Trust is managed and administered by Public Trust.